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Reports Newcastle Have Bid For French Midfielder

4:33 pm, Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 238 Comments

It’s not the first time Newcastle have been linked with 24 year-old Standard Liege midfielder William Vainqueur, and we wonder if Newcastle will get him to Tyneside before tomorrow night at 11:00 pm, when the transfer window slams shut.

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William Vainqueur – have Newcastle put in bid for midfielder?

With less than two days to go in the transfer window there’s bound to be reports of Newcastle’s interest in various players – including strikers, but whether they are true is a good question.

The Belgium newspaper L’Avenir are reporting Newcastle have now put in a bid for Standard Liege’s William Vainqueur, and here is our translation of their report:

“Newcastle, which already has eleven French players could make an offer to Standard in the coming hours to attract William Winner, who has been scouted a dozen times, and three times by the head recruiter (Graham Carr). The Magpies, are poorly placed in the league (16th), but have been very active this winter, and have prepared a bid – with Vainqueur’s value set at €6M.”

Vainqueur’s has a contract that runs through the summer of 2016, and it remains to be seen how much Newcastle may offer – but we’d be surprised if it’s more than say €4M – which is around £3.2M.

We would expect Newcastle to bring him in only  if the club thinks they can get a good deal for him in the next day or so – but otherwise he may remain a summer transfer target.

Newcastle were linked with the player four days ago, after it was revealed he had fallen out with the Standard Liege coach Mircea Rednic, and at that time, the report was that Newcastle were preparing an offer for the 24-year-old midfielder, according to the Belgian daily Derniere Heure – so at least the two reports are consistent.

Southampton were also linked with the player,  but since manager Nigel Adkins has since been fired, we’re not sure if the Saints are still interested.

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238 responses so far ↓

  • 1 barkintoonfan9 // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    FIRST!!1

  • 2 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    we would have no shortage of midfield options then

  • 3 tequilamag // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    seems a bit unlikely. We have a lot of players in cm

  • 4 GeordieToon89 // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    “Newcastle, which already has eleven French players could make an offer to Standard in the coming hours to attract William Winner, who has been scouted a dozen times, and three times by the head recruiter (Graham Carr). The Magpies, are poorly placed in the league (16th), but have been very active this winter, and have prepared a bid – with Vainqueur’s value set at €6M.”

    That clearly says ‘COULD MAKE AN OFFER’

  • 5 Zero // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    carnt see it happening tbh we need another striker. if we were going for midfielders then id suspect we would go for seim de jong with more experience

  • 6 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Ed’s losing it. When does the window close … 11pm 31st.

  • 7 Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    No ed not 2mo nite door slams shut midnight on thursdsy

  • 8 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    We don’t need any central midfielders. We could do with another winger. Signing a striker is a priority.

  • 9 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Standard or his agent looking to get his name out there … is he good?

  • 10 Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Were packed out with central mf if he comes we could be selling someone

  • 11 croftus5678 // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    omg will time hurry up its going dead slow 19.45 TOOOOOOOOOON AAAARRRRMMMMYYYYY

  • 12 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    You can never have enough mid-fielders. They do most of the battling and pick up lots of knocks.

  • 13 croftus5678 // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    agree we are a striker short of a top 6 finish with things as they stand imo.

  • 14 surreytoon // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    @F8piraux is saying Thauvin to LOSC for 3.5m with loan back to Bastia for the rest of the season. Hmmm… He is likely to get more games at LOSC admittedly.

  • 15 Zero // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    if we make top 10 now id be impressed

  • 16 croftus5678 // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    looking at the table there are not many ponts in it from relegation to mid table.

  • 17 croftus5678 // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    as long as we are not in relegation and are above scumderland i’ll be happy :-)

  • 18 surreytoon // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    N’Zog palyer of the month on Villa site, ominous. Trust that scowling git to have a blinder agianst us. Hope he is nullified/frustrated all night.

  • 19 Phoenix // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    I read somewhere we looked at him in the event of sissoko not coming ,thauvin would be worth another bid,at 19 he puts our youngsters to shame,could easily be as good as Ben arfa and He plays on the left

  • 20 Dannyo // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    If he comes in, I think someone is on their way out.

  • 21 mattnufc // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Balotelli to AC Milan.
    Hijack the deal Ashley! And while you’re at it, hijack a bank

  • 22 Hatem's better than Messi // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Finishing above the scum will do me.

  • 23 DokToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    15 matches left = 45 points… not too fartfetched :)

  • 24 one Tony Green // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Arrived for game come on the TOON place will be jumping with crazy geordies.

  • 25 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Is this guy a winger who can cross the ball??

    If not why are we still looking at him?!?!

    We need a proper left winger who can take people on and put in quality into the box also if i was being greedy a right winger who could do that as well so Arfa could go in the middle

  • 26 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Tony…Do us proud!

    Dok….Well it couldn’t get more far fetched, but I’m with you, let’s get 45 more points.

  • 27 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    wish we would bid of Jeremain Lens

    Thought there were reports 2 weeks ago were were in the Netherlands with 6m ready…

  • 28 DokToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    tony, how do i send you money for a beer… or bail? lol… enjoy!!!

  • 29 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France

    L’Equipe are claiming that #Newcastle target #Thauvin will sign for Lille this Winter. Looking into it. #LOSC

  • 30 DokToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    ibiza… i can see 30 points realistically… win the matches we should, and we’ll climp upwards and onwards…

  • 31 JAMSHA // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    offer them 2mil + simo n.ranger

  • 32 Munster Mag // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Jeez I miss those away days – on the piss before the game in train station pubs of places like Blackburn and Ipswich. 1000 Mags in a pub – mental. Best memories were of fat geordies in grass skirts !!

    “His name is Mirandinha, he’s not from Argentina, he’s from Brazil, he’s fuckin brill !!! ”

    Magic!!

    0-2 tonight – Cisse and Marveaux.

  • 33 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Dok….I think 30 points would be great if we can. A few games on the trot and all will start to look a little less daunting. Just need to pull away from where we are as quick as possible and get some confidence going.

  • 34 croftus5678 // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    @31

    you mean offer them 2mil to take simmo and ranger dont you ?

  • 35 James RS // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Its another striker we want. What if Gouffran gets injured immediately or cant adjust to the premier league quick enough then we are back to square one with just Cisse and no Ba..definitely need a back up striker quickly even if its Danny Graham! else it’ll be back to a shortage of goals like at Reading and at Norwich. We might scrape a few 0-0 draws even with the extra signings and we could still be in trouble…are you reading this Mike Ashley :)

  • 36 proudtobageordie // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    ibiza

    what do you want me to do to the blog? confused.com @26

  • 37 Spreadthetoon // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    French football expert Matthew Spiro tells BBC Sport: “Newcastle may have signed five French players this month, but it looks like the Magpies will miss out one of their targets, Florian Thauvin.

    The 20-year-old Bastia winger, who has also caught Arsene Wenger’s eye, is en route to Lille where he is expected to sign for the 2011 French champions.”

    Such a shame but I am not surprised as I read that FT’s preference was Lille some days ago. Apparently as low as €3.5m….think I read that on Sky or somewhere…..

  • 38 croftus5678 // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    3-0 guys goufran on his debut
    TOOOON AAAARRRMYYY

    pls let gouffran and mbiwa play mr pardew we promise they will not get hurt.

  • 39 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Proud….Was I not clear? Do us! :) How’s tricks?

  • 40 one Tony Green // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    @DokToon Having a cheeky beer or ten for lads.

    5 – 1 Toon and thats before I get on the crack pipe.

    TOON TOON BLACK AND WHITE ARMY

  • 41 proudtobageordie // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    ibiza

    good thanks. really excited for tonights game. been looking forward to this all week. if our new signings hit the ground running i think it might be embarrasing for villa tonight. think he will start sissoko,mbiwa and goofy. out goes willo perch and jonas

  • 42 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Proud…I’d go along with that, but feel Guti will get the nod over Goofy. I was also thinking Taylor might start ahead of Mbiwa based on Pardews comments about not being able to understand the feeling of the day we went down at Villa, maybe he’s thinking Taylor will have a point to prove?

    Either way, can’t wait for it to start. There is a new energy about the place and I hope they can take that with them on to the pitch.

  • 43 DokToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    tony @ 39… have one for me, im stuck at work…

    i dont think its crazy that i live in texas, yet wore my black and white to work at all…. yet the company is confused… :)

    HWTL

  • 44 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    COOMOONN TOONNNNNN some agression today!!!!!

  • 45 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Would love to see three of the four new faces start, but really think Guti is going to start in favor of Gouffran. Hopefully not. Torq seems to think real highly of him, so hopefully if we don’t get a striker in this window, he’ll be able to chip in 7-8 goals through the end of the season, with Cisse also finding a bit of form.

    I really fancy putting Cabeye in the hole behind Cisse with Marveaux on the right and Goofy on the left playing a 4 4 1 1 with Sissoko and Anita bossing the middle of the field.

    Anyone know when the official line ups are posted?

  • 46 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    he cant start taylor he is not match fit mbiwa came straight from ligue 1 he should be running

  • 47 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    could tactically be a waste of a sub from pardew

  • 48 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    I think you’re going to see M’Bwia get the nod for the start due to the match fitness issue that John Tudor referenced above. If he has any issues with the pace of the game, then you’ll see Saylor come on at the half possibly…hopefully him over Willo…

  • 49 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Tudor….It really is a case of me thinking too much about it tbh. I hope to see Mbiwa tonight from the start…looks some player.

  • 50 proudtobageordie // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    ibiza

    just really hope pardew starts showing why he was manager of the season last year and looses his nievity.(how ever its spelt) cause lets face it he isn’t as bad as many bloggers make him out to be surely

  • 51 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    PTBAG

    Can’t be as bad as Mark Hughes

  • 52 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    proud….Don’t open that can of worms….it may be too late, right then, I’ll grab the broom and we can start the clean up now :)

    I say let’s see how he handles things from now on. I have never thought he was that bad, yes he has weaknesses, but they were overly exposed by lack of backing etc. Anyway, it’s somewhat of a fresh start and he needs to do the job and get people back on side….let’s start with 3 points tonight.

  • 53 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    no not at all common sense tells me taylor shouldnt start the formatiom is pardews choice and the players he picks, me taylor big heart back from injury shouldnt start a long with the poor performers of recent games if it was me all 5 would feature

  • 54 Beardosfacedouble // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Oh please lads, make it happen tonight.

    Over four decades of following you, through bad times and worse than bad times (and the odd good time), but I still luv ya 4 ever!

    But Please, tonight, came it come right, and move us away from from the dread zone.

  • 55 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Tudor…All 5 new signings start? Not sure it’s needed tbh, too much change can be detrimental to. I suppose it all depends on how they’ve all been working in training etc.

    Oh well, we’ll know soon enough.

  • 56 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    I guess this just comes from being an NUFC fan and all the doom and gloom that has come along with it, but I have a bad feeling that the “super (horrible) sub” syndrome is going to bite us in the posterior today. It would absolutely crush me to see Pardeux muck it up with some “inspired” substitutions. I really want to be optimistic, but the recent run of form is making it diffucult for us.

  • 57 keeganjr // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    I got Mbwia,sissoko and gouffran on my FANTASY TEAM.. GET IN

  • 58 lordy_geordie // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    I dont wanna put a negative spin on things but is anyone else getting fed up of the media linking us with players? I dont mind GFN they’re mostly teliable and skysports but others seem to be hear say or complete tosh. Rant over, I cant wait for the match im a big fan of sissoko and mbiwa. I feel they will both start with Goofy on bench. dunno why but was told Haidara is travelling but wont take part.

  • 59 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Dag…..But it just wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t think we’d win before kick-off, where would the disappointment come from? :)

    I remain optimistic and open for hurt, it’s the Geordie way.

  • 60 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    How ironically depressing….

    From the Chronicle Live Online:

    “Of the seven games that Newcastle played in December, Demba Ba took part in six of them and scored five times earning the Planet Trophies of Killingworth player of the month award.”

  • 61 toonicle // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    No thanks. Don’t need another midfield player right now.

  • 62 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    I think Percy will play all the new players except Haidara. But I would caution that Percy might play them all and any comments he has previously made may just be the typical pre- match false information to throw the opposition.
    The team sheet announcement cannot come too quickly, it will be interesting to see the line up. Surely with having the calibre of these new players should get us three points.
    I am looking forward to some surging runs through the last line of defence -something not seen for a long time and maybe a quality headed goal from Gouffran.
    Please no Willo and Shola. On paper should be a win for the Toon.
    Vive jungle medicine
    Vive la France
    Vive Neufchateau
    Vive le Toon.

  • 63 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Ibiza,

    I’m kind of used to feeling this way about the teams I support. Live in the states and am a New England Patriots fan. For years, we were the laughing stock of the NFL. To this day, I always expect them to drop the ball in any game they play, regardless of the score.

    Hopefully, NUFC start seeing the kind of success that the Patriots did the first part of this millenium. Fingers crossed.

  • 64 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    no wonder they drop the ball if their fingers are crossed hahah up the patriots

  • 65 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Dag….You know how to pick a team don’t you? :) Fingers crossed indeed, our club could do with some success in the not so distant future.

    Tuff….Pardew giving out false information? Say what?!?!?

    Liking the inclusion of vive jungle medicine.

  • 66 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Dagwoodz
    We’ll need a lucky goal decision then, there’s no tuck rule in the EPL :)

    Sincerely,
    A Raiders Fan

  • 67 check the toastie // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Judgement Night tonight for Parsnip, No more F##king Excuses, pick a team to impose our game on Villa and show some balls.

    COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  • 68 joeinthecheapseats // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Think he has to play Gouffran from the start Shola can’t do 90 minutes he’s better as a sub.
    Jonas also needs to be on the bench as we need a win and he doesnt offer a lot going forward

  • 69 croftus5678 // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    gouffran and cisse up front pls pls pls sissoko and mbiwa aswell
    i wanna see some goals today and not sure cisse can be trusted to score them alone >.<

  • 70 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Mirandinha
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi7UlFSaqqg

  • 71 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France

    CONTACT: #Galatasaray have offered #Auxerre €3m for defensive starlet Willy #Boly. Was close to a move to #Parma but broke down. #Ligue2

    Oh Willy Boly of back up Drogba and Snejder.

  • 72 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    To top it all off, I was a Hartford Whalers (NHL) fan for years, (family had season tickets for 10 seasons), until the owner decided to take our team away and move to South Carolina. Really was a **ck move.

    Maybe if I started outwardly rooting for other teams, they’ll start to have s**t seasons…

    HWTL!

    (or should I be chanting YNWA?…pissing bin dippers)

  • 73 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Looks like Biglia is off somewhere.
    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France

    DONE DEAL: Reports breaking to us that #Nancy have lost midfielder Salif #Sane to #Anderlecht. €1m. Subject to medical. #market

  • 74 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    :D

    Touche NORCAL

  • 75 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    off to back up…

  • 76 tequilamag // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNh-IAXaB7I
    Just for you Dagz

  • 77 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Also connected players linked to us.
    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France

    According to Eurosport, #Toulouse have joined the race to sign young #PSG midfielder Adrien #Rabiot after losing #Sissoko.

  • 78 StuW // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Have to win tonight. No excuses, we have one player out(HBA). Excited to see how our new lads go, and hopefully get a comfortable win tonight. If not, I think Pardew might be outside Job Centre Plus by next week.

  • 79 proudtobageordie // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    tuff

    where were you last night? i waited in tesco car park for ages. if you not turning up for our dogging sessions please let me know please pmsl

  • 80 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Still doesn’t hold a candle to the Hartford Whalers song when they scored…

    the Brass Bonanza! LOL, good memories…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD_NiGdfFa8

  • 81 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Ibiza – evening – Yes that Percy Panais is up to all the tricks in the book -the opposition managers need to be on top of their games to work out Percys’ tactics. (Not)
    I’m glad you liked the jungle medicine bit.
    I noted someone said , yesterday I think, that you were a transitional.. I did not know that -have you actually had the operation?

  • 82 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Most people here have too high expectations for tonight’s crucial game. I am anticipating a tight match and it might even end in a draw or worse still a loss. A loss would be a disaster and I don’t think it will get to that but I can see a draw though :/

    I hope the new guys settle in well and play well tonight, we desperately need the points and a solid performance.

    Can’t wait! :)

    HWTL

  • 83 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Sissoko is going to crush Villa =)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE_0Te8TJkI

  • 84 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    We should go all out for the win though and I would e disappointed with anything less but some people have to lower their expectations as I can’t see us winning our first game of the season 3-0, as much as I would like to see that.

  • 85 yo-yo // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Well guys it’s two Geordies just won Pointless but no jackpot so maybe its an omen. Dunno whether its means we’ll be pointless or we’ll be winners though :)

  • 86 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Mister….You will excuse me jumping the football section of your post and going straight to the transitional part…Come again? :) I think I may have missed that one, but if I am then no, I am yet to have an operation.

  • 87 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    *our first AWAY game of the season 3-0. Is what I meant to say

  • 88 Tsunki // Jan 29, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Check – I don’t understand what you mean about if we lose you will make Catchy look like a reasonable poster – isn’t he already? ;)

    I believe we will triumph 0-3 that is all. See you after pardews sacking then. :D

  • 89 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    * our first AWAY WIN 3-0- damn it! lol

    When’s the match gonna start damn it I am nervous lol

  • 90 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    proud – evening please don’t cast the bait out as that plonker may return. I’ll not be able to resist replying to his insults. Well after the longest month ever -the stage is set for our return to fielding a decent team. Really looking forward to it.
    Vive jungle medicine
    Vive la France
    Vive Neufchateau
    Vive le Toon.

  • 91 Tsunki // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Ha JP – your power is weak, I sense this in you…….

  • 92 Sazzer // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    0-6 Cisse score 6 goals.

  • 93 Tsunki // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Mister T – its Chateauneuf. Check it with your maid.

  • 94 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    ibiza – cannot remember who posted but part of the post was that you were a “transitional fence sitter” or something similar. I hope I have not misunderstood his post and caused you any embarrassment.
    Vive jungle medicine
    Vive la France
    Vive Neufchateau
    Vive le Toon

  • 95 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    nous sommes les Geordies le coq du nord

  • 96 Dude // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Hi, anyone got a half decent link for the game ? At.

  • 97 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Tsunki – haha yeah man I guess I am. I’ve been like most of us glues to the site for any transfer updates and I guess I am now knackered as we near the end of it lol My mind’s been racing all this December and January of our direction, Ashley’s ambition and our fate. Tonight it will give us a strong clue as to what is around the corner and I am drained, can’t wait to finally see our new players :)

  • 98 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Mister….Fence sitter? Well I never! Outrageous. I demand names. That’s that mystery put to bed….for now.

  • 99 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Damn another typo – *glued – damn I am weak lol

  • 100 MacToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    A real buzz of nervous excitement for tonight’s game, a chance to see some of the improvements made to our team/squad. Pardew’s been given new tools for his tool box, hope he uses them wisely and good luck to him.

    Our pre-transfer window team will be boosted by our new aquisitions as Krul says.
    Our new players will be buzzing at a new club and a chance to help turn our season around and
    most importantly we’re getting some competition for places, no more guaranteed starting places for under performing players. They should all be fighting for a starting place for our next home game against the current European Leauge Champions.

    Our recruitment team, whoever that has been in the last week or so, deserve huge credit for completing deals for some very high quality players. I’d happily buy them all a beer…. oh so d it, I’ll buy them champas.

    Pardew has a little more breathing space now imo but he needs to turn it around and get some points on the board.

    3-1 to us tonight.

  • 101 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Dude – http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/

  • 102 GeordieToon89 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Lads I know these new signings are unreal, but I feel alot of you are putting too much faith into them so soon, It may take them more than 1 game to settle so we need to bide our time and just pray that they settle quickly and we win! But dont be calling them rubbish and not prem standard if they dont perform tonight

  • 103 Wayayman // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Yep, def Chateauneuf

    HLT

    It’s going to be a corker of a game, I can feel it in me tremblin knees

  • 104 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Tuff/Ibiza…that could have been either Krul or ppB :-D lol

    …that was said light hearted – I were even called haggred or something

  • 105 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    wtf http://www.footyplace.com/features/inconsistent-sissoko-needs-to-work-on-passing/?

  • 106 alf // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    An optimistic 3-1 to NUFC, Cisse to score the first goal! And end the barren away record and Gouffran to score the third!

  • 107 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    If I remember Jesper, it was a haggard 35 year old….

  • 108 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Jesper…I think I’ve caught up now, some good stirring by Tuff.

    Haggred? Isn’t that the big bloke out of Harry Potter? What on Earth were you lot talking about? :)

  • 109 lordy_geordie // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    i feel can get a clean sheet today. 2 or 3-0

  • 110 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Ibiza, I think in the same post it was said you were 40 going on 16…lol :D

  • 111 Dude // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Merci, JP.

  • 112 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Dag….I suppose I can’t argue too much with that :)

  • 113 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Idk about clean sheet. Agbonlawhore makes me nervous.

  • 114 danuneek // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    All this talk of a striker… I think we’re in more need of someone who can cross ie. A decent winger. We have cisse and gourfan up top and cabaye, sissoko, anita and tiote in the middle. But who do we actually have out wide who can hit a decent cross from the touchline? Benny loves cutting inside so I would even discount him, not saying he cant cross.

  • 115 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    I don’t see a clean sheet today due to Benteke and Agbonlahor being in the squad, and with 2 (maybe 3) new or relatively new additions to our defensive 4. But I do see us taking all three points.

  • 116 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Right lads, time to feed myself before the game…might need to get in a drink or two as well. See you shortly, try not to miss me too much.

  • 117 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Ibiza…the blog was so boring last night that we started to guess age of some bloggers – our self included – and we of course added some adjectives :-D

    …Krul called me a haggered 35 year old and ppB (well I cannot remember).

    I was in the spirit of fun :-D lol

  • 118 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    WHY IS IT TAKING SO FCUKING LONG TO GET TO 7:45!!!!!

  • 119 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    And which genius decided to put the filthy mackems on the telly!!!!!!

  • 120 JTOONJ // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Hopefully Yaya toure will play well tonight… sorry i mean sissoko!

  • 121 Novocastrian66 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Don’t want to be the harbinger of doom, but it will be a lot tougher tonight than some people think. Throwing in a couple of new signings, while being welcomed, will not turn our season around quickly.

  • 122 antspants // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Balotelli to AC Cisse to Man City ?

  • 123 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Squeaky Bum time for Pardew tonight :D

  • 124 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Tsunki @93 Chateautneuf.
    I don’t think so. I did a post a couple of days ago about this explaining French grammatical issues in respect of adjectives and nouns. Descriptve adjectives normally precede a noun. Whilst there is such a formulation as Chateauneuf (as in the wine “Chateauneuf du Pape”) in respect of actual places, towns etc you will be aware of numerous places in France called Neufchatel -this means Newcastle. (Chatel is derived from the old French word “chastel” which means castle).
    Additionally I also explained a little about the options in French for the word “new” ie nouveau and neuf (singular male adjectives)(just thought could also have nouvel -for use in front of a vowel).
    So there we are – you are clearly not reading all my educational contributions. The French maids’ purpose is not for checking translations -if you know what I mean.

  • 125 nufc90 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    i’ve got a feeling pardew’s still going to start ameobi and williamson tonight :(

  • 126 bills-son // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Got to win tonight, if we lose and Mackems win we are 10pts behind them.

    Biggest incentive of all to win.

  • 127 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    89norcal
    Wouldnt be overly worried about agbonlahor tonight, bang of form only 2 goals this season plus villa havent scored at home for about four games!
    Mind you we do like leaking goals!

  • 128 JAMSHA // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    FKN.MORE 1 HR 25MIN LEFT…… EVEN PLAYNG FIFA ISNT HELPN.THE TIME PAST FAST :@

  • 129 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Saylor, M’Biwa, Haidara and Gouffran are on the bench only Sissoko starting So is Williamson :(

  • 130 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    nufc90,

    Pardew will have to hire personal body guards to protect himself against the mob if he does.

  • 131 MacToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Tuff, I much prefer the sound of the French/Swiss town of Newcastle called Neuchâtel. It didn’t even twig when I stumbled onto this town on a trip to Switzerland and then the local’s explained it to me! Doh lol

  • 132 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    TADS
    Hope it continues tonight then! If Colo and Mbiwa are starting I’m sure we will be ok.

    I hope the whole team told Willo the game is at St James’ Park. Keep him away :)

  • 133 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    oh god just saw what JackButler said

    :facepalm: at willo

  • 134 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    JB
    Where did you see that?

  • 135 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    ;)

  • 136 JAMSHA // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    any team news guys???

  • 137 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Willo starting????????

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • 138 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Sorry couldn’t help myself, but I wouldn’t be surprised with anything that Pardew does now

  • 139 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    I do hope you’re trying to get one over on us JackButler…I can’t find a team sheet for the match anywhere…

  • 140 nick_9 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Evening ladies.

    Looking forward to seeing the team news, hoping to see mbiwa and sissoko in their at least.

  • 141 nufc90 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    teams should be out an hour before kick off

  • 142 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Oh jimminy cricket…I started hyperventilating for a second…

  • 143 toon smart // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    nothing on NUFC official regarding team selection.

  • 144 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    itk

  • 145 eastend toon // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    i see tayls starting, he’ll be fired up especially since villa sent us down and he’ll get the team on the right footing, bring mbiwa on in the second half

  • 146 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    oh yes, forgot Saylor was fit. Still better than Willo.

    Thanks for another gray hair, JB!

  • 147 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    That was wrong JackButland…WRONG

  • 148 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    slight amendment to my post @123
    insert “common” in front of …….Descriptive adjectives…..

  • 149 eastend toon // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    krul

    debauchery—tayls—colo—santon

    ———-sossoko—-anita———-

    –goufain——- cabaye———marv

    —————-cisse————–

  • 150 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Sorry :(

  • 151 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    not match fit

  • 152 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Nufc90
    Any minute n

  • 153 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Nufc90
    Any minute now then

  • 154 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I would leave Saylor out as he’s no where near match fit whereas M’Biwa has played all season

  • 155 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    f##k it

  • 156 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    forseen wasted subs

  • 157 toon smart // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Krul; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Coloccini (c), Santon; Perch, Cabaye; Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse

  • 158 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Jb
    Agreed hes been out of shape all season regardless of injuries, mbiwa all the way tonight!

  • 159 colwell // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Mbiwa on bench Dammm oh well at least Willo is aswell

  • 160 toon smart // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Subs: Harper, Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Bigirimana, Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi

  • 161 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    JB,

    That would be the logical thing to do. But who knows what is going to happen. All good; taken in the spirit with which the joke was given. :D

  • 162 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    433

  • 163 nufc90 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    i think anita should be in for perch.
    and marveaux not even in 18?

  • 164 Jayden // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Marveaux injured?

  • 165 colwell // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    WTF anita on bench for Perch and where the f-ck is Marv?

  • 166 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    injured in traing

  • 167 kevymartins // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Read out loud burn up a candle and let god do the rest

    Our Father, Who art in heaven
    Hallowed be Thy Name;
    Thy kingdom come,
    Thy will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    and forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us;
    and lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.

    Dear lord could you please give newcastle fans all around the world a nice 6-0 victory today Amen

  • 168 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    pards wow what a selection

  • 169 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Oh ffs pardew what the fcuk is wrong with you man?
    Hmmmm ive got a shiny new full international cb or this chubby lad who hasnt played for 2 months tough choice
    Tw@

  • 170 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Jonas and Perch playing WTF!!!!!!!!!

    Were are Anita and Marveuax??????

  • 171 colwell // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    If the bench is anything to go by it really shows how weak we are upfront.

  • 172 TurkishFan101 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Bonjour lads,

    If Pardew f$%(ks up this game and still manages to play hoofball, stupid tactics, stupid substitutes and we lose, he will be definitely gone. He should not have any more excuse from now on. I know we are all thinking how it would affect the dressing room but the faster hes out the better. This is if he continues he over egoism and we lose, if we don’t and we finally play quality football against a cr@p team like Villa well lets just hope so.

    HWTL hope for a win today!!

  • 173 Sinner // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    That line up looks weak as ive ever seen, lost the little hope i had for a result!

  • 174 keeganjr // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Krul; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Coloccini (c), Santon; Perch, Cabaye; Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse

  • 175 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    And perch for anita??
    Youve been screaming for players all season and now you bench the best one!

  • 176 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    well what can you say to that. me not a lot

  • 177 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    WTF…Perch AND Guti are in the starting 11 with Anita on the BENCH? Oh good lord…we as a Geordie nation have done something to piss Karma off apparently.

    I see us down to 10 men at 70′.

  • 178 toonfield // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Marveaux injured training

  • 179 Tekkers29 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    why the f**k is perch playing ahead of anita.

    Sorry but Pardew is a f**king joke. he is not the manager we need to take us forward. once the season is over he has to go no matter if we stay up.

  • 180 NUFCarter // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    why the fock is perch starting?

    also apparently xisco has been effectively released by nufc after leaving to return on loan to spain.

  • 181 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Is Pardew actually trying to get himself sacked?????????

    What a fecking donkey

  • 182 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Pardew out. Why has he put Perch in instead of Anita? What’s wrong with Marveaux. Anticipating another defeat now.

  • 183 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Nervous and exciting times only one hour to go TICK TOCK TICK TOCK…

  • 184 jettson1971 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    marveaux injured.
    fine, but how the hell does perch get in before Anita????
    guti to cover Santon’s adventures upfield??

  • 185 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Is he actually trying to get himself sacked ??????????

    What a f**king donkey

  • 186 lucasnufc // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    No Marveaux or Obertan? Who’s coming off that bench that is going to change anything? Bizarre.

  • 187 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Ok does anyone have the ACTUAL lineups or are we going off Butler? :)

  • 188 MacToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    No Marv! Shame and Perch instead of Anita? lol, oh well in Pards we trust ;-)

  • 189 NUFCarter // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    pardew aint got a freakin clue!!!!

  • 190 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    89Norcal

    the line up isn’t from me mate

  • 191 nufc90 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Pardew just being negative again. They’re there for the taking we should go for it. Won’t complain if we get the 3points

  • 192 NUFCarter // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    lee ryders submitted the lineups on his twitter account

  • 193 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    bent and benteke start

  • 194 nick_9 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Little bit shocked to see Taylor over mbiwa, Perhaps both will play a part. Willimson has gone from second choice last week to fourth just like that, excellent. Shame marveaux is injured as I’m not impressed with Jonas but perch will put a shift in so don’t write him off, cabaye and sissoko will graft as well. Gouffran brings speed so lets so what he can do. Doesn’t look as strong as I hoped but perch, sissoko and cabaye should bully them

  • 195 antspants // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    surely start with a match fit Mbiwa than a half fit saylor.
    Weve been playing with willo ffs Mbiwa has got to be the better option!!!!

  • 196 kevymartins // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    lads lets just sit back and see what happens im pritty sure that team is still stronger that villa’s

  • 197 Dagwoodz // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Was looking at the bench myself and wondering where Gabby and Marv were. I can understand if Marv was injured on the training pitch, but where the heck is Gabby?

    Still cannot wrap my head around starting Perch over Anita….madness.

  • 198 KINGNUFC // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Jonas will be starting XI Forever even Messi Come

  • 199 WWYCD // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Havent kicked a ball yet lads

  • 200 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Taylor playing is important, him and colo have a great understanding of eachothers play, and that counts for everything. Im sure mbiwa will be on at some point! how i would have played other than possibly anita for perch, but then maybe thats so sissoko can get forward well perch holds? which anita is too lightweight for. Also guti covers santon, who has been vunerable lately, and we need to tighten up, its not scoring which has been the problem its conceding. Bit confused as to marvs, and as to shola being on the bench, but on the positive side at least that looks like a 433! got a good feeling about tonight!

  • 201 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    mbiwa faster across the grass than either

  • 202 JackButler // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    AVFC (3-5-2) v #NUFC: Guzan; Clark, Vlaar (c) Baker; Lowton, Westwood, Bannan, N’Zogbia, Bennett; Benteke, Bent. #BPL

  • 203 beefman13 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    I simply cannot understand this manager of ours, he leaves me feeling physically sick, i do actually want to vomit.

  • 204 89Norcal // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    oh i see lee ryder

    Perch starting? the hell the can’t be right but if it is….

  • 205 nick_9 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Have to say though that I think Anita should be in there for either perch or Jonas

  • 206 colwell // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Villa playing 3-5-2

  • 207 Spuggy // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Benteke and Bent start for first time this season.

  • 208 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    I hope Pards isn’t playing the – let’s give the regulars a start tonight so they don’t feel that let down when I drop them for the New Purples!- errrm If that’s your thinking Pardew WAKE UP we can’t afford to think about the regulars feelings now, if they aren’t performing drop them, we need the points ASAP!

  • 209 Sinner // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Obertan and Marveaux went awol as they’re probably sick and tired of Pardew playing that fucking Jonas ahead of them!

  • 210 KINGNUFC // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    I’m OK for perch but never Jonas…

  • 211 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    good night lads

  • 212 boater // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Talk about an over-reaction. Marveaux is injured. Yes Anita for me over Perch but they play the same role – it’s hardly leaving Messi out for Williamson.

  • 213 colwell // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Villa are playing very attacking tonight. Wish next season Benteke is in our starting 11

  • 214 TheToonKing // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Good team I guess. Perch is the placeholder for Tiote as the anchor, the rest will bomb forward for sure.

    Taylor has to be ahead of Mbiwa at this moment in time.

    Good team……but good team for Villa as well….

    Tough game for sure.

  • 215 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Might just go put me a coupla of quid on Jonas to score you know! ;)

  • 216 Tommyy // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Why is Anita on the bench instead of Perch!? what a joke!

  • 217 beefman13 // Jan 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Its all this protect the back 4 bollocks with perch n jonas, they offer fcuk all, he better just do one, i am seriously thinking of not even listening to it, hes crying week after week for a full squad then he plays them two frigan hopeless c£nts

  • 218 jimiley // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    We could have Messi and Jonas would play before him. Its all very well buying lots of players but if the manager is rubbish we will always struggle. I am not confident.

  • 219 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Ref the line up -seems very over cautious -emphasis on defence. Only hope for a bit of individual brilliance. The saving grace is that Mbiwa can be introduced.
    Seems Percy may be a bit frightened to go for broke as he has erred for players who are more defensive minded.
    somebody remarked earlier that previously Saylor looked a bit bulky -might be a gamble playing him -is he match fit?
    Percy Panais certainly knows how to cause a stir -my pre match confidence has diminished slightly.

  • 220 geordiefromthemidlands // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Gouffran sisokko (charges forward) anita (charges forward) cabaye (better forward) cisse are all attacking or more attacking players. With some of villas fast players he needs someone back so perch and Jonas to cover when we break. Also anita will be our ace im the whole after 70 mins fast fresh legs and will stretch the game. Howay the lads

  • 221 achtoon // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Sissoko and Gouffran will both be in attack-minded roles for Newcastle, who line-up in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

    Senegalese international Papiss Cisse will lead the line on his own, supported by the trio of Gouffran, Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez .

    James Perch and Yohan Cabaye will anchor the Magpies’ midfield, protecting a back-four of Mathieu Debuchy , Taylor, captain Fabricio Coloccini and Davide Santon , with goalkeeper Tim Krul behind them.

  • 222 jimiley // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Jonas and Pardew must have a thing going.

  • 223 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Out Line-up:

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20130129/aston-villa-v-newcastle-four-changes_2281670_3057766?

    It’s OK. Shame about Marveaux and Perch might have impressed more in training. BUT Gutierrez AGAIN! Though would you guys rather we had Sammy Ameobi there? hmmm…

  • 224 Rake // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    My thoughts would be that Perch can protect the Cbs better than anita?

  • 225 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    If villa are playing 3-5-2 and were playing 433 with cabaye back in the advanced role, i fancy us to win by a few, 3 on 3 at the back could be lethal if papiss remembers his boots!

  • 226 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Still a weak bench. Mbiwa and Anita should be starting. Bad decision by Pardew there. Anita offers creativity.

  • 227 beefman13 // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Boater you are right a n over reaction, not bothered though he fucks me off every game that manager, this game is on a knifes edge right now. fucking bastard muppet aaarrrrgggghhhh

  • 228 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Good to see Saylor back and I bet M’biwa will come on after the hour mark to rest him and for M’biwa to get acclimatized to his new surroundings and the English way of playing.

  • 229 jimiley // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    It is clear we cannot defend so why set up defensively? It invites defeat.

  • 230 Toon1978 // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Bit disappointed with the line up. Pards knows what’s what in training tbf. We shall see how this pans out. No more excuses Pardew……i have defended him on here but now is the time to get points on the board. Can’t understand Perch instead of Anita…..good greaffffff!
    .

  • 231 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    It’s a positive formation and probably the one he has always wanted us to adopt to. With the new players I guess he now feels comfortable to try it again.

    HWTL

  • 232 beefman13 // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    HOW MANY GAMES HAVE WE WON WHEN PERCH AND FRIGAN JONAS START, HES INVITING TROUBLE.

  • 233 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    I think Sissoko will make a huge impact, I hope so anyway. And when we have HBA back it will be great I think. We need to win this match first. COME ON LADS! WE CAN DO IT!

  • 234 beefman13 // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Deep breath, inhale slowly, and relax!

    The stupid seagull haired idiot is close to getting us relegated.

  • 235 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    I don’t think Gutierrez would have started if Marveaux were fit.

  • 236 beefman13 // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Rake, no disrespect but we have lost 10 of the last 13 with his holding tactics, perch and jonas pure championship players 100 per cent, anita, dutch international.

    am only surprised shola is not playing, if we loose tonight im going to hunt that manager down and chin him!

  • 237 ryanclarke // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    How can any of you describe perch as negative when its allowing cabaye, guti, cisse , goufrann to attack at will and also sissoko to play a more advanced role. If anything its a more attacking style then playing anita

  • 238 toonicle // Jan 29, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Why does Perch get the start over Anita?




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